Conference 2014

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THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES (IACSS 2014)
26-27 July 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey

CONFERENCE THEMES

Anthropology, Economics & Finance, Education, Psychology, History, Law, Management,
Political Science, Tourism

HOST CITY – ISTANBUL

Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an
enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich
past coexists alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still
remains the country’s cultural and business centre.

CONFERENCE VENUE – Elite World Istanbul

Elite World Istanbul Hotel is known as one of the best hotels in Istanbul and is ideally located at the
meeting point of the city in Taksim. Our 5 star Istanbul hotel is very close to the business, shopping,
convention, congress, culture and entertainment centers of the city.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keynote Speech: Dealing with data: challenges and risks in measuring corruption

Professor Paul Heywood is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Sir Francis Hill Professor of
European Politics at the University of Nottingham.

He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate
studies in Madrid and at the LSE, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before
joining Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also
worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the ESRC
Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from
2003-07. He is currently Director of the University of Nottingham’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, which
supports research students in the social sciences. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the
international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of
Directors.Professor Heywood is author, co-author or editor of fourteen books and more than eighty journal
articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state
capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan
(China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Arts (elected 2002), and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2012).
For the farther information please visit website of the School of Politics and International Relations at
the University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/people/paul.heywood

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with
specialisation in Technology and Tourism. He is Established Chair in Tourism and Deputy
Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) Director of the
eTourismLab and Director of the John Kent Institute in Tourism at the School of Tourism, Bournemouth
University and Professorial Observer at the Bournemouth University Senate. Professor Buhalis is leading
eTourism research and is working with the Bournemouth team for introducing technology in all aspects of
tourism research and teaching. In 2009 he led Bournemouth University successfully through
the UNWTO.TedQual Certification Process and is the BU representative to the United Nations World
Tourism Organisation. In recognition of his contribution, he was elected in August 2009, as a member of
the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. In April 2010, Dimitrios was elected President
of International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism (IFITT).
Dr Dimitrios Buhalis was previously Programme Leader MSc in Tourism Marketing, Leader of
eTourism Research, Reader in Business Information Management at the School of
Management, University of Surrey and elected member of the University Senate (2003-2007). Until
September he was also Course Leader, MSc in eTourism and Director of the Centre for eTourism
Research (CeTR). Dimitrios has also been Adjunct Professor at the MBA in Hospitality Management at the
IMHI (Cornell University-Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales ESSEC) in
Paris, Visiting Professor at School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, Chinaand Professor Associado at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has been teaching
tourism related subjects in more than 30 Universities around the world. He is regarded as an expert in the
impacts of ICTs in the tourism industry and eTourism, the management of tourism distribution channels as
well as strategic tourism marketing and management.
He has written or co-edited a total of 14 books, including two books on the Future of Tourism,
namely: Tourism Business Frontiers, Tourism Management Dynamics published by Butterworth-
Heinemann, eTourism Case Studies, published by Butterworth as well as eTourism: Strategic Information
Technology for Tourism published by Pearson (Prentice Hall/Financial Times) and Tourism Distribution
Channels (Thomson), Managing alliances in the global hospitality and tourism industry as well as a series
of three books on IT and Tourism. He has also published more than 80 articles in scholarly journals,
books, conference proceedings and consultancy reports.
For the farther information please visit: https://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/dbuhalis 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS